Land & Resources Management

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Although the El Yunque National Forest (EYNF) is one of the smallest forests in the National Forest System, (28,000 acres or roughly 11,300 hectares), it is one of the most biologically diverse areas that the agency manages. The EYNF contains over 240 species of native trees, of which 88 are rare and 23 are only found in the forest. Along with the trees, the EYNF includes 50 species of native orchids and over 150 species of ferns. This relatively small land area also supports 127 species of terrestrial vertebrate (land animals with backbones) and 10 species of aquatic invertebrates (water animals without backbones). more

 

Interactive map of El Yunque National forest linking to Water & Nutrient Cycles, Forest Vegetation, Hurricane Regeneration, Wildlife Management